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AARP announces winners of Movies for Grownups awards for 2013

Every year, I write about the movies nominated for Academy Awards. I think Hollywood puts out too many terrible, violent movies. Along with violent TV programs and video games, I think all these violent images affect children and adults, leading to increased violence in society.

Visit my blog Sunday for my list of which movies I think should win Academy Awards.

In the meantime, check out this list of AARP’s winners for Movies for Grownups awards for 2013.

AARP began giving out the awards to call attention to, with the aging of baby boomers, the fact that more movies should be made for older adults. The group was tired of so many teen movies.

Here are AARP’s winners for 2013:

  • Best Movie for Grownups – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
  • Best Director 50+ - Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln”
  • Best Actor 50+ - Denzel Washington for “Flight”
  • Best Actress 50+ - Judi Dench for “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
  • Best Comedy – “Bernie”
  • Best Supporting Actor 50+ - John Goodman for “Flight”
  • Best Supporting Actress 50+ - Jacki Weaver for “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Best Screenwriter 50+ - Ben Lewin for “The Sessions”
  • Breakthrough Accomplishment – Dustin Hoffman, director of “Quartet”
  • Best Grownup Love Story – Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins for “Hitchcock”
  • Best Intergenerational Movie – “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Best Documentary – “Searching for Sugar Man”
  • Best Time Capsule – “Argo” set in the 1970s
  • Best Foreign Film – “Amour” – Australia, in French with English subtitles
  • Best Buddy Picture – “Robot and Frank”
  • Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up – “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • Readers’ Choice – “Lincoln”

I applaud AARP for offering this awards program to help improve the quality and diversity of the movies shown in American.

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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